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Holiday Gift Guide for Her!

 I don’t know what happened with me this year, but I’m so behind on Christmas shopping. I usually have it all done by the first week of December, but here I am with less than a week to go until Christmas, and I still need to get a few more gifts.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? If you’re in need of some last minute gift ideas to tell your husband, your girlfriends, kids or any other women on your list this holiday season, I put together a little Gift Guide for Her to help you out!

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If you have someone on your list who is really into fitness, the Fitbit inspire HR would make a great gift. This bracelet has so many great features. It tracks your steps, calories, heart rate, and sleep. It has 15 exercise modes, it sends you reminders to move, and you can also set it up to receive text messages, and calendar alerts. The Fitbit inspire HR is also waterproof, and you can change the band for a more custom look to either leather, stainless steel, or a graphic print.

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For that makeup lover, this limited edition QUO Brush Set from Shoppers Drug Mart is such a great deal! You get 7 100% synthetic brushes- One Tapered Blush Brush, One Blush Brush, One Angled Foundation Brush, One Flat Shader Brush, and One Crease Diffuser Brush. It also comes with a beautiful Gold Clutch Pouch to store all the brushes. This whole set is valued at $175 which you get for only $65!! Talk about a steal!

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I don’t know about you, but I love getting a new set of PJ’s for Christmas. It’s just something I never think about buying for myself, so when someone gets me one, I get really excited. This light pink & gold PJ set from La Vie En Rose comes in a long sleeve top that says “Tis the Season to Sparkle.”  The pants have gold Christmas trees and stars on them. It’s also 100% cotton, has an elastic waist band with drawstrings, and comes already wrapped with a ribbon ready for gift-giving!

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

 

 

SkinCeuticals have great gift sets for the holidays. This beautifully packaged box set comes with 3 of their best selling products! A full size Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 which is an anti aging cream formulated to help restore skins external barrier, and support natural self-repair. It also includes a bottle of their anti-wrinkle eye cream called A.G.E Eye  Complex which fights the appearance of crows feet, dark circles, and puffiness. Finally, their bottle of Retexturing Activator which is an oil-free serum that exfoliates skin, and replenishes moisture for radiant, smooth skin.

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

 

 

 

Joe Fresh has some beautiful jewellery pieces at affordable prices that would make a great gift. If you are looking for a sterling silver option, this set with Cubic Zirconia studs, and half moon earrings are really pretty. There are also these unique gold plated octagonal hoops that are really cute too.

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

 

I love this holiday cracker gift box these Quo Lip Glosses come in. You get a total of 8 lip glosses in a range of different colours. I think this is such a great gift option, because I don’t think any girl can have too many lip glosses.

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

 

Finally, I think this 2 in1 heated blanket & pillow is a perfect gift for someone who is always cold like me, lol! It’s great because it converts from a pillow to a blanket, and perfect to use at home or when traveling. It’s USB powered, but has a on/off switch so you can leave the blanket plugged in, and turn it on when you decide you need some more heat.

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

Gift Guide for Her on Livin' Life with Style

I hope this Gift Guide for Her helped you with your last minute shopping.

Happy Holidays!

 

Disclaimer: Items in this post have been provided to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are always my own. 

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DIY Christmas Lantern

I love Do It Yourself projects. Not only do I find them so fun to do, but I also find it very gratifying when I decide to reuse an item I already have in my home. That’s what I did here with my outdoor summer lantern. I decided to turn it into a magical Christmas Lantern, and I am so happy with how it turned out!

When I buy things for our house, I always think about where else I can use it, or if it could be used in different seasons to get more use out of the item. As soon as I saw this lantern, I knew I was going to use it in the summer on my porch with some candles in it. Then during the holidays, I would use it inside with the same candles and some fake snow around it.

 

This is what my lantern looked like that I used in the summer. I bought some battery operated candles, and had it on the porch near the front door.

DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

 

Like I mentioned above, my original idea to reuse this lantern for the holidays was just to bring it inside, and add some fake snow around the candles I had in over the summer. However, I then found these pretty lantern filler kits at Pier 1, so I decided to use that!

Now I think it would still look pretty with some fake snow around the candles, but there was something about this little set that looked so magical, and perfect for holiday season.

 

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So I removed the candles inside, and added this pretty winter theme in the lantern. I first placed the little bottle brush trees where I wanted them, and then the little house close to the front. Next I laid the fake snow all around the inside base of the lantern, so no stainless steel was peeking through.

DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

 

 

The little house lights up if you add a battery inside. I like to turn it on at night which I find brings the whole thing to life. It’s just so beautiful.DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

 

Finally, I added a cream and gold bow to the handle as a finishing touch.

DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

DIY Christmas Lantern on Livin' Life with Style

There you have it! A magical Christmas lantern to enjoy over the holidays!

 

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Fashion

All Dressed up for the Holidays!

Mother and Daughter holiday looks from Joe Fresh on Livin' Life with Style

Gold Sparkly Dress for the holidays on Livin' Life with Style

Gold Sequin Dress from Joe Fresh on Livin' Life with Style

Holiday Looks for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

Holiday Looks for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

Mother and Daughter holiday looks from Joe Fresh on Livin' Life with Style

Gold sparkly Shoes for kids on Livin' Life with Style

Mother and Daughter holiday looks from Joe Fresh on Livin' Life with Style

Mother and Daughter holiday looks from Joe Fresh on Livin' Life with Style

Mother and Daughter holiday looks from Joe Fresh on Livin' Life with Style

Me: Gold Sequin Dress – Joe Fresh   // Shoes – Marshalls

My Daughter: Sequin Skirt, Top, Shoes, Butterfly Clips – Joe Fresh

Tis’ the season for baking, gift giving, and of course all of those Holiday parties! My daughter and I love dressing up. Any opportunity we can get to put on a dress or a skirt, we both get so excited. Dressing up during the Holiday season is even more fun because that’s when you can wear a lot sparkly things, and boy does she love anything that sparkles!

Joe Fresh has some great options for dressing up for the holidays at affordable prices. I picked up this beautiful gold sequin dress which also comes in black as well. I loved the gold, and I found it matched well with my gold sequin heels too.

My daughter’s favourite colour is pink, and I found this pretty pink skirt with gold sequins on it, that matches my dress. I paired it with this pretty ruffle top that has sparkles on it in the same pink tone. To finish off her look, I got her sparkly gold ballet flats to match her whole outfit which she loves so much!

 

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Our 2019 Holiday Cards from Tiny Prints

I’m so excited to finally share our holiday cards with you guys! This year I went with a tri-fold card from Tiny Prints, and I am so happy with how they turned out.

We had family photos taken in the Fall, which I thought would be a perfect opportunity to use them on our Christmas card.

I have been ordering our Christmas cards from Tiny Prints, or Shutterfly (sister companies ) every year, and they just never disappoint. I haven’t found a company whose designs, and quality are better than theirs.  Plus, they have a ton of styles to choose from.

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Holiday Cards from Shutterfly on livin' Life with Style

 

The card design I went with this year is called Metallic Beauty. You can choose between 2 background colours for this card – black or cream. I went with the cream, because I think it matched well with our outfits in the photo.

The card size is a 5 x 7, and holds 7 photos on the front of the card, and 7 photos on the back. I also went with the Pearl Shimmer Cardstock again, because I love the look it brings. It’s a bit of an upgrade, but I definitely think its worth it.

Holiday Cards from Shutterfly on livin' Life with Style

Holiday Cards from Shutterfly on livin' Life with Style

 

All their cards come with free white envelopes, but I love the coloured one. Not only will your card stand out from all the other holiday cards your family and friends receive, but I think it’s nice when they match the colours of your Christmas card. So, I picked out gold envelopes for my cards with a custom liner to match.

Holiday Cards from Shutterfly on livin' Life with Style

Holiday Cards from Shutterfly on livin' Life with Style

Holiday Cards from Tiny Prints on livin' Life with Style

Holiday Cards from Shutterfly on livin' Life with Style

Holiday Cards from Tiny Prints on livin' Life with Style

Head over to the Tiny Prints website here to check out all the holiday cards they have to offer!

 

 

Disclaimer: Thanks so much to Tiny Prints for partnering with me on this post. 

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Hours of Fun with Magna- Tiles

If you’re looking for a unique gift that will spark  your child’s creativity, then you need to check out these cool 3D magnetic building tiles from Magna-Tiles!

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All Magna-Tiles have magnets around the perimeter of each shape, so they can easily connect together to form different shapes and structures.

They offer different types of quantity sets. This one I have here is the 100 piece set that comes with 5 different sized shapes. You get 4 large squares, 50 small squares, 20 equilateral triangles, 11 right triangles, and 15 isosceles triangles. These are the clear colour tiles, but you can also get them in solid colours as well

 

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

 

The building possibilities are endless with Magna-Tiles. As soon as my kids get home from school, they can’t wait to start playing with them. Together they create tall castles, and other times they each like to create something small on their own. They just have so much fun creating different things, and they get so excited to show us their masterpieces!

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

Megna-tiles review on Livin' Life with Style

 

Magna-Tiles will have your kids entertained for hours. It’s perfect for their fine motor skills, to learn their shapes, how to make patterns, problem solving, and how to work together as a team. It’s perfect for all ages as well. Even I like getting on the floor with them and build something!

 

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To check out all the sets Magna-Tiles has to offer, visit their products page here

 

 

Disclaimer: Thanks so much to Magna-Tiles for partnering with me on this post. 

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Lifestyle Travel

Winterfest at Canada’s Wonderland!

Last weekend we went to Canada’s Wonderland for their annual Winterfest event, and all I have to say is you have to check it out! It was our first time going to this event, and we had so much fun.

The grounds are completely transformed into a beautiful Winter Wonderland!

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There are thousands of Christmas lights everywhere you look, and so many holiday decorations which are calling for a family photo.

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

 

Bring your skates, and enjoy ice skating on Snow Flake Lake in front of Wonder Mountain. You can skate for 30 mins for free, if you bring your own skates. Or if you wanted to pre-book a time slot, its a $10 fee which includes your skates and helmet.

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

 

If you’re not into skating there are a ton of other activities to. You can go to Candy Cane Lane, Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree lot, or even Sally Brown’s Christmas crafts. You can also head over to the North Pole Post Office to write Santa a letter, or visit him and get a photo.

The activity my kids loved the most was Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen! For only $19.99 they got 4 large cookies that they could decorate. They supplied all the icing, sprinkles and candies for the cookies. Mrs. Claus was there checking out all their decorated cookies, talking with the kids and getting photos with them. The kids loved it!

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

 

They also have Live Entertainment! The Mistletones, Four Drummers Drumming, Holly Jolly Trolly and so much more! See the full list of all the Live Entertainment here

We went and saw Tinker’s Toy Factory which is a musical theatre production. It was so good! The show was indoors which was great, because it gave us a chance to warm up before heading back outside for more fun!

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Come hungry because there is so much festive food to enjoy! They have Marketplace Festive Feast, Candy Cane Cafe, North Pole Treats, Merry Mountainside Bakery and Cafe. Plus a Cider House, Sugar Bush Waffle and Dairy Bar, an Ice Wine Garden, and so much more! To see a full list of all their dinning options click here

 

They do have some rides open as well. See the full list here 

 

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

 

If you still have some shopping to do, they have a lot of gift shops, and a Christmas market with so many unique gifts. They even have a lot of pretty Christmas decor pieces for your home. I bought some Christmas balls for the tree, and a snow angel. For a full list of all their shopping stores click here

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

Winterfest at Wonderland 2019 on Livin' Life with Style

Winterfest at Wonderland is such a perfect event for the whole family! My kids are so excited to go back again next year!

Winterfest runs on select nights until December 31. See their calendar here. To buy tickets online, click here. They have daily tickets, discounted tickets for season ticket holders, bring a friend tickets, group tickets, and even a 202o Gold Pass that gives you unlimited visits for 2019 and 2020!

 

Disclaimer: Thanks so much to Wonderland for partnering with me on this post.